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105 South Main Street
Trenton, IL 62293

Alma G. Gaines-Hayes



  Visitation:  Thursday, April 5, 2007      4:00-7:30 PM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Trenton

 Thursday, April 5, 2007       7:30 PM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Trenton



Alma G. Gaines-Hayes, nee Bright, 84, of Trenton, died Monday, April 2, 2007 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. 

She was born September 28, 1922 in Belleville to John “Frank” and Stella (Cable) Bright; they preceded her in death. 

She married Reuben Gaines on July 19, 1947 in E. St. Louis; he preceded her in death on July 8, 1975. 

She then married William Hayes on April 12, 1986 in Mobile, Alabama; he preceded her in death on August 5, 1990. 

Also preceded in death by a brother, John Bright, and sisters, Gertrude McCord, Dorothy Wilson, and Wanda Greene 

Surviving are her daughters Nona (Robert, Sr.) Ponder of Trenton and Gail (Michael, Sr.) Bell of Sorento. 

6 Grandchildren, Robert “Sammy” (friend Annette Clover) Ponder, Jr., Tiara Ponder, Joseph Ponder, Jolene Millar, Michael (Lisa) Bell, Jr., Quincy (Tish) Bell. 

13 Great-Grandchildren, Eric McMillian, Brittney Edwards, Corey and Gregory Ponder, Casey Crowell, Amber and Andy Millar, Takoda Gregory, Kaleb and Ezekiel Bell, Elizabeth, Jessica, and Melissa Bell. 

1 Great-Great-Granddaughter, Ava McMillian. 

A brother, Kenneth Bright of O’Fallon. 

Many Nieces (special thanks to Sandy Rhoades and Kitty Miller), Nephews, and Friends  

Alma retired as a cashier from Famous-Barr. 

She attended West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton. 

Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton with Rev. Thomas Rankin officiating. 

Visitation will be Thursday, April 5, 2007 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. 

Memorials can be made to her family and will be received at the funeral home.



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